Even if you don’t know the name Drew Struzan, you know his work. The unbelievably talented artist has created iconic posters for many films you know and love: Indiana Jones, Harry Potter And The Sorceror’s Stone, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, and Star Wars. He has a knack for capturing the feeling of the movie and the soul of each character in the posters, and you can’t help but stare at them – even if you only give other posters a single glance. (Side note: if you haven’t flipped through The Art of Drew Struzan, I highly recommend doing so).
Since he’s done posters for all the Star Wars films, it seems natural that he would return for the sequel trilogy. But there’s a catch: he’s retired. In a recent interview with Fanhattan though, he stated he has been approached by Disney:
Oh, well, never say never, [laughs] because…in fact, I got a couple calls already this week on Star Wars from Disney. Oh my god, I’m trying to be retired! You know, I spent 35 years painting Star Wars. [laughs] I painted Star Wars before most of you were born! But I guess there is always a chance. There’s no intention…
But, you know, never say never. All things are possible.
Indeed. I have everything crossed in hopes that he will jump back in to do posters for Episodes VII-IX because it wouldn’t seem right without him involved.
Speaking of not staying retired, check out Struzan’s work on a new Being Human poster after the break.